Saturday, January 15, 2011

Gandhi's experiments with Truth

"But for me, truth is the sovereign principle, which includes numerous other principles.  The truth is not only truthfulness in word, but truthfulness in thought also, and not only the relative truth of our conception, but the Absolute Truth, the Eternal Principle, that is God.  There are innumerable definitions of God, because His manifestations are innumerable.  They overwhelm me with wonder and awe and for a moment stun me.  But I worship God as Truth only.  I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him.  I am prepared to sacrifice the things dearest to me in pursuit of this quest.  Even if the sacrifice demanded be my very life, I hope I may be prepared to give it. But as long as I have not realized this Absolute Truth, so long must I hold by the relative truth as I have conceived it."
-Mohandis K. Gandhi, The Story of my Experiments with Truth

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